This project began with the intention of licensing the space as an Office Building Lab (OBL) and designing the facility to also meet guidelines for Ambulatory Surgery Centers (ASC) to ensure future flexibility, however, the client opted to pursue ASC licensure through ADHS prior to project completion. As such, there were numerous considerations involved in the transition of this space from a medical office building (MOB) to an ASC facility.
The original building was an “off-the shelf” MOB designed and constructed in the 1990s and partially occupied through construction. Special ASC considerations included creating separate waiting rooms and reception areas, 1-HR rated separation between ASC and OBL spaces, re-routed storm drainage to accommodate new mechanical and generator yards, redistribution of power, and redesign of exhaust system.
- Application of and expansive knowledge of ASC code and regulatory requirements ensured owner was equipped to make the right decisions early on
- Unique design considerations for combination office/lab space in one facility